Alienation and Science Fiction

What:
Panel
When:
Saturday Aug 20   10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (1 hour)
Tags:
Media
Science fiction is often seen as an optimistic genre but it isn't all digital sunshine and robotic puppies. There's plenty of bleak SF, reminding us that we are essentially alone. Whether bleak or bright, what makes SF the perfect genre for setting individuals apart in the world in order to examine what it means to be human or inhuman?